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EDM number 1572 in 2002-03, proposed by Paul Marsden on 10/07/2003.

That this House notes the 25th anniversary of the birth of the world's first IVF baby, born in the UK, to be celebrated on 25th July; acknowledges the significance of the achievements of Robert Edwards and the late Patrick Steptoe and the encouragement this gave to others to further develop, and continue to develop, a range of technologies that have subsequently helped millions of women worldwide, and their partners, overcome fertility problems and successfully give birth to a child; acknowledges that infertility affects one in seven couples in the UK and the considerable psychological distress this can cause; and looks forward to the publication later this year by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence of an evidence-based clinical guideline on infertility, that will hopefully end the unacceptably wide variation in access to, and availability of, NHS treatment faced by couples across the country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Paul Marsden10/07/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratProposed
David Rendel10/07/2003NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Evan Harris10/07/2003Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch10/07/2003HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake10/07/2003Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton10/07/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley10/07/2003RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green10/07/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett10/07/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin Barron10/07/2003Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross10/07/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock14/07/2003Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Ann Cryer14/07/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/07/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Andrew George15/07/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/07/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Julie Morgan16/07/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson16/07/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones16/07/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Key16/07/2003SalisburyConservativeSigned
Andrew Dismore16/07/2003HendonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis16/07/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Roger Williams16/07/2003Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley17/07/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Rob Marris08/09/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Julia Drown08/09/2003South SwindonLabourSigned
Peter Pike16/09/2003BurnleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon16/09/2003North DownUUPSigned

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